Perfection in the mountains

Snow arrived right on cue for a School trip to the Italian Alps – so 52 boys were able to enjoy skiing at its very best.

PE teacher Richard Scally, who organised the trip for Years 8-13, said: “After an epic coach journey, we arrived in the resort to find the snow had also arrived with us! For the next three days we enjoyed great conditions as the snow continued to fall. As the clouds moved on, we were then left with near-perfect conditions, which meant everyone got the most from the trip.”

""During the trip to Folgaria, the boys enjoyed a solid five hours on the slopes every day, taking advantage of the deep, powdery snow, crisp sunshine and blue skies – conditions described by some of the older boys who had been skiing with the School before as the best they had ever known.

""Beginners had been able to benefit from ski lessons run by the School beforehand at a ski centre in the UK, helping them get the most from the trip.

Folgaria, an elegant and historic village resort in the highlands of Trentino, features a ski lift system that has been developed to provide interlinked lifts that cater to all abilities. The boys’ hotel enjoyed a central position near the foot of the ski slopes, close to the lifts.

""The price of the trip included not only equipment hire, a lift pass and travel insurance, but also daily skiing lessons.

Mr Scally said the week concluded with a group race, which was enjoyed by all the boys.